I need to know more about the uses of this medication. I know it's clinical description and uses. I am finding that doctors are using this for many elusive pain disorders. I have neurontin but have not started taking it regular yet. I started with 300mg. 3x day and could not function. I must be able to work, chase kids, clean, cook, do finances and think straight. I'm afraid this med will not let me. Of course I say the pain keeps me from doing all these things too, because my mind just can't concentrate on much else but the misery. I think I'll just take it once a day at night and see if that works. Don't ask me what my diagnosis is because the drs. can't make up their minds. To sum it up in my opinion, I have 'unilateral atypical facial neuralgia' to the best of my own research. I've had encephlomeningitis as a child and viral meningitis as a young adult and also have occasional bouts of facial shingles and terrible deep ear pain with no signs of infection. Drs. tried the TMJ route but that is not the cause. Now I'm having feeling of difficultly swallowing and a terrible tightness in my throat that won't give up. I keep trying to find out what it is, the doc just scratches his head. However he did do MRI of the head, neck and c-spine with and w/o contrast and found nothing but large lymph nodes from my right tonsil down the right side of my neck. I think all this is viral induced, because it does'nt get really bad until in the fall when the cold and flu season starts. First round of anything I get, these symptoms intensify and continue thru the season I just want some releif without the totally stoned feeling so I can remain active as possible. Please tell me some of your experiences with Neurontin and with any similar symptoms.